A team of Danish researchers suggest that women who have asthma can take longer to get pregnant compared to those without the condition.
The study has been conducted by researchers at Bispebjerg University Hospital who surveyed over 15,000 twins living in Denmark and asked them to fill out a questionnaire that included questions based on presence of asthma and on fertility. The researchers then divided them into groups based on whether or not they had asthma and if they had, whether they had received any treatment. The participants were also asked whether they had been trying to get pregnant for longer than a year without success and how many children they had given birth to.
The researchers found that around 27 percent of those from the asthma group reported on taking prolonged time before getting pregnant compared to just 21.6 percent of non-asthmatics, while the time taken was longer among women who had not been treated for their condition. The study has been published in the European Respiratory Journal.